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How to stop overthinking everything

Worrying too much? We spoke to a psychologist for advice on how to be positive and find perspective<p>Are you one of those people who obsesses over …

The Neuroscience of Compassion | Inc.com

As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety and depression since the 2016 election. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and uncertainty has affected many Americans in insidious ways. The divisive political environment subtly …

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What Victor Hugo can teach us about procrastination

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

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The Best Way to Fall Asleep Fast

Few things are more frustrating than lying in bed tired but completely unable to fall asleep. You're thinking about all the things you have to do the …

5 Signs You Need a New Financial Adviser

Even with stricter standards on the way, it’s still essential to vet your financial advisor. Here we walk through several red flags to …

The No. 1 thing CEOs want from executive coaching? Self-awareness

Executive coaching once carried a stigma, much like psychotherapy, in part because it was mainly employed to solve a problem or to “fix” difficult personalities.<p>Now, it’s become so common for top executives to be coached that it’s viewed as a perk, a sign of having arrived at the top.<p>Executive …

Post-90s female Taoist priest's unique life[1]

Zhong Siyuan plays guqin ( a seven-string plucked instrument), April 26, 2016. [Photo/IC]<p>Zhong Siyuan, a 25-year-old Taoist priest, leads a life …

If You Want to Be a Real Leader, Quit Being Fake

In a digital world full of virtual personas, authenticity is quickly becoming an endangered quality. Everyone wants to be what they’re not. That …

How This Entrepreneur Built a Community of 3 Million Members in 5 Years

Setbacks can be some of the best precursors to success<p>Imagine this scenario: you've spent months, perhaps years with your team building a product to launch and launch day has finally arrived.<p>What do you do?<p>Send out an email to friends and family?<p>Post on Facebook?<p>Perhaps list it on Amazon?<p>This is a …

A body-language expert reveals the No. 1 indicator of confidence and how you can cultivate it

A college student gives a presentation and reinforces her points with nods to her classmates and professor.<p>A businessman strides down the sidewalk and offers a smile to colleagues heading home.<p>What do these people all have in common?<p>They're skilled at making eye contact and, as a result, they exude …

11 Unconventional Lessons In Sales I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

I’ve spent 10 years in various sales roles at Verizon, BlackBerry, Google, and now Gartner. I’ve done many types of roles like inside, outside, and channel sales. Some were short sales cycles and others were long-term relationship based roles. I’ve learned a lot and I’m continuously learning every …

Be a Productivity Ninja When Working from Home

Working from home is getting more and more popular with the latest statistics from Global Workplace Analytics showing incredible growth in the US …